One of my favorite places to camp! The tent camp sites are kind of small, but very close to the beach. Beautiful sunsets. Campground is near bodega bay and shops. Fishing is allow but it’s pretty shallow. Rangers frequent the campground. Clean bathrooms and showers.
Nice little campground right on the beach. Nice long beach that's great for walking, surfing (if there's swell), and just relaxing in general. Tends to have a bit of a breeze at night with not a whole lot of natural protection for tent camping in my experience.
This is an easy camp to just roll in and set up. Boat ramp is just across the road if you're here for fishing. Bathrooms aBeach is fine but if you're looking for waves better to keep going northwest around the point to Salmon creek. Bring quarters for the showers! The strand of beach is quite long- great for a run/walk. Running the road back toward the camp entrance takes you past some interesting slough land with a walkway and tons of egrets and herons. This place gets really crazy during crabbing season (typically Nov-April).
There are only a handful of tent only sites, most of which are secluded by trees. We have gone twice and enjoyed it. The group site is large and open. Beach access is very easy, especially with kids. The beach is wide, flat and great for families. The first Saturday of the month the rangers do a tide pool talk. They bring sea creatures (like sea stars, sea slugs etc) to share and let the kids hold them.
One thing to be prepared for is the wind. The tent sites are VERY windy, especially at night.
Quick one night. Lots of nice spots. Very clean. Staff was very friendly. We didn't have any issues with the wind.
I arrived late around 8 pm. It was very windy 30 to 40 mph. My legs were spent. Thank goodness i had the wind at my back fo the majority of the day. I went straight to the hiker biker camp site set up camp ate and crashed. The next am i got up took a 3 dollar 🚿. And looked around
This campground is great rv full h[k ups tents hot showers fishing crabbing ocean on one side bodega bay the other. Wind surfing surfing. All in all many many rec oppurtunities in this area. Now on my bicycle into the abyss HWY 1
This is a very unique spot, on 2 mile stretch of beach on one side and a bay on the other. The long strip of land is the
Check the weather and the wind before selecting your campsite. You might be tempted to pick one of the bay side sites for the views but keep in mind that the wind picks up at night and it can get really windy. There is a reason this is such a popular spot for kite boarders.
There are wonderful picnic areas and sheltered tables if the wind picks up. Spend your days walking the beach or flying a kite. And for those playing Go there are over a dozen pokemon stops and two gyms on this stretch of beach.
And I don't usually gush about bathrooms but, these are some of the nicest well designed and clean bathrooms I've seen in a campground. The bathrooms between the Cove and Gull Campground loops are exceptional, the bathrooms at the end of the beach and in the Shell campground are the old 50's style. Oh and it should be noted that the newer bathrooms also have electric outlets for styling your hair. The showers are pay and take $2 for 5 minutes.
If it's too windy for you then go down the road on hwy 1 to Bodega Dunes campground. It's sheltered from the wind but, you miss out on all of the views from your spot.